Some nicknames can be hard to beat.
But this season, Houston’s favorite (only MLB) baseball team is looking to dump the curse of the Lastros in style.
Clearly embracing Trump’s lavish America, Astros spring training is underway in a fancy new facility down in Palm Beach, Fla. Basically the Mar-a-Lago of baseball, their new, shared digs are sweet. As stated on the facility’s website:
The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals, with the help and support of Palm Beach County and the City of West Palm Beach, are thrilled to unveil The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches in 2017! The state-of-the-art, two-team facility offers a fan-friendly layout with a 6,500 seat stadium as its centerpiece. Fans will find shade, a 360-degree concourse, suites and party areas in which to enjoy an all-encompassing Spring Training experience. The Astros and Nationals training areas each feature a six-field layout that is inviting and easily navigated by fans.
Things are going well in the $150 million training complex, and the spring series continues next Tuesday at 1:05 p.m.
Of course, some things could be going more smoothly:
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Let’s go, Astros.